Velna "Joyce" Masson, 80, of Tampa, FL., left for heaven on Tuesday, June 17th 2014 from the Melech Hospice House in Temple Terrace, FL. due to a stroke. Joyce was born the 9th child of 11 on July 16th, 1933 in Dover, FL. to Thomas "Sam" and Mary E. Simpson. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years; Ron Masson and her 3 children: Mike Kromer (Janet) of Naples, FL., Gary Kromer (Tracy) of Tampa, FL. and Tanya Richardson (Bill) of Brooksville, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and siblings: Sonny Simpson of Dover, FL. and Betty Ford of Lebanon, MO.
She graduated from Turkey Creek High School in Dover, FL. and attended banking studies at the University of Tampa. She had a successful 30 year career in banking in Tampa, FL. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. Funeral services will be held at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home at 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL., Friday, June 20th. The family will receive friends from 9 AM to 10 AM, with the service and internment to follow.